- Common Name(s):
- Lance-leaved violet
Seasons of Interest:
Wildlife Value: Nectar from the flowers attract butterflies and bees. Members of the genus Viola support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilis, Andrena (Gonandrena) integra, and Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.
- Spring to early summer
- 2-6 in.
- Erect or suberect, toothed lance-shaped leaves; 1-3 in. long; low, rounded teeth on margins; spreads by runners
- White flowers with purple veins
- Coastal plains, bogs, swamps, wet spots
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2787